Nature Photography Classes

Join nationally recognized nature photographers in these classes to sharpen your observation skills and your digital photography know-how.  Explore a garden setting with your single-lens reflex (SLR) digital camera.

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Class Schedule
December 2019 – April 2020

Barbara Ellison Workshops

Monochrome in the Winter Garden | February 8

Explore the Garden through a new viewpoint–in black and white. Barbara Ellison helps you to see the types of imagery that can be successfully rendered in monochrome for more impact.

Creating Pastel-Enhanced Photographs | March 21

Using your images from the Garden or travel photos, learn how to create one-of-a-kind art pieces in this one day workshop. Learn how to change your image to black and white in order to apply pastels for that turn-of-the-century look.

Tom Hennessy Workshops

Floral Portraits | February 15

Enjoy a workshop with talented photographer, Tom Hennessy! Learn to prepare and photograph floral tabletop setups indoors. Photo stations will be located around the classroom. Work on setups in the morning; then spend the afternoon editing your work under Tom’s guidance.

In the Garden | April 22

Many of the beautiful images featured in Garden publications, Instagram, and on our website are by photographer Tom Hennessy. Join him for a hands-on workshop in the Garden to polish up your own skills.

Introduction to DSLR Photography | April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2

Whether you are new to digital photography, or an experienced photographer ready to explore all the features of your DSLR camera, and experience – through your camera – all of the beauty of Lewis Ginter, this workshop is right for you. Join professional photographer Tom Veazey for this participant-driven, collaborative workshop featuring hands-on instruction, weekly assignments, and photography in the Garden. We’ll explore landscape, architectural, nature, macro/close-up, and low-light photography.


The Spring/Summer 2020 season of classes will publish on April 1, 2020.

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